new chick acting funny

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickabator, May 9, 2008.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    I have a chick that was hatched last night on day 20 and there is something wrong with the chick it can't set up right. everytime it tries it goes flipping backwards. then it will make it back on its belly and all of a sudden its little head will jerk back like it is looking at the celing and start doing flips all over again. when it lays on its back it is alright except it keeps trying to get up right and then it stars flipping again. what is wrong with my chick. I have had several do this (not in this hatch) 1 in my last hatch dh put it down it could not even move its legs . 1 in an order I got from ideal poultry but it is fine now it straightened up, then one in the hatch before that. any ideas on whats wrong with the chicks?
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    Give this chick three drops of POLYVISOL Enfamil (childrens liquid A-B-D vitamins) >three drops in beak once a day for a week. It is often due to vit deficiencies and if so this should take care of that

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: